Chapman confident defensive form will continue


Melbourne City FC defender Connor Chapman says his side’s impressive defensive record since the Asian Cup is testament to the team’s determination to succeed.

Talking to melbournecityfc.com.au after Sunday’s 0-0 draw with the high-flying Wellington Phoenix, Chapman felt the contests could have gone either way but heaped praise on the defence’s work to chalk up their fourth clean sheet in five matches.

“Wellington are obviously a good team but I think both teams had their chances, both teams could have won the game and I think a draw was a fair result,” Chapman said.

“I think the boys have been working really hard this half of the season and they have been getting results so hopefully we can keep this run and push into the finals.”

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Sunday was Chapman’s first match since returning from suspension and the young defender is confident his side can continue its rich vein of form in the lead up to the finals.

“The next two games will be a good test before we head into the finals,” Chapman said.

“We’ve almost beaten every team in the top six so when we go into those types of matches, we know we have beaten them before and hopefully we beat them again.”

Chapman and Melbourne City FC will head to Perth this weekend to face the Glory on Sunday. Don’t miss the match on Fox Sports 505 from 4:30pm